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Cow milk contains beta-carotene, a natural yellow coloring agent. However, in sheep milk this is converted to vitamin A, as a result the milk can appear whiter and is also higher in Vitamin A.⁹ ¹⁰
Sheep milk is naturally homogenized, giving it a silky mouth feel.
Goat milk has been found to have a stronger flavour than sheep and cow milk.⁹ It is suggested that this might be due to a higher proportion of short chain fatty acids such as caproic, caprylic and capric acids.⁹ Goat milk is typically slightly more salty due to higher chloride contents.⁹
NO STRONG AROMA
Sheep milk is naturally higher in solids than goat and cow milk, making it deliciously thick and creamy.¹¹ ¹²
In a study of 206 people from the UK, 195 of whom were intolerant to cows milk, 99% tolerated sheep milk and 83% preferred sheep milk (as a substitute for cows milk over soy, rice, oats, coconuts, almonds and goat milk).¹³
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Taste The Difference
We believe that New Zealand sheep milk is one of the most beautiful tasting milks in the world. The entire family will enjoy its full creamy flavour and luxurious, smooth mouth feel.
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The Sheep Milk Difference
What makes sheep milk truly unique and precious?
Fresh sheep milk has higher levels of vitamins - A, B₁, B₂, B₆, B₁₂, C, E and minerals – Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorous, Zinc than cow and goat milk.
in many vitamins
The proteins in our milk are different to cow milk - so like goat milk, sheep milk may be easier to digest.
When the A1 protein that's commonly found in cow milk, is broken down it can cause abdominal discomfort. Our milk is naturally A1 free.
Sheep milk has a unique fat composition.
This includes a high proportion of short and medium chain fatty acids. Medium chain fatty acids are easier to digest, are a better source of energy and may help decrease cholesterol.
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Sheep milk is what is known as a ‘complete protein’ source, this means it contains all 10 essential amino acids. They are essential because the body cannot make them itself and must be consumed in one’s diet.
Thanks to its higher solid content, there is over 60% more protein and calcium in sheep milk compared to goat and cow milk.
Up to twice as much
protein & Calcium
Happy healthy sheep
means happy healthy milk
It is well known that only happy sheep produce milk – they are sensitive creatures! We have a flock of 3,000 East Friesian dairy sheep living on the beautiful pastures of our farm. The East Friesian breed by their very sweet-but-sometimes-stroppy natures they certainly aren't inclined to do anything they don’t want to. Milking sheep require everything on the farm and in the milking parlour to be a certain kind of ‘just so’.
Perfect for families
Our promise is to consistently deliver high quality, safe and delicious tasting milk products – so good, your family will never want to drink any other milk ever again.
Straight from the source
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